Sunday 28 February 2016


            He was born in Brisk (Brest), Lithuania, and later lived in Sevastopol, Crimea, where he worked as a notary.  He graduated from the Zhitomir rabbinical school and wrote pieces for Hebrew-language newspapers.  He was the father of the Russian critic Arkady Gornfeld.  He published in 1867 in Kol mevaser (Herald) a description of the Krymchaks.  He died in Odessa.

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 1, cols. 537-38, 792; Entsiklopediya shel galuyot (Encyclopedia of the Diaspora), vol. 2 (Jerusalem-Tel Aviv, 1954), p. 294.

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